Title: Hospital Medicine – Pulmonary: Pulmonary Cases, Part 1 & 2; COPD/Asthma
Faculty: Arshad A. Wani, M.D., Ganesan Murali, M.D., Kendal Williams, M.D., M.P.H.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2018 Expiration Date: July 1, 2021
TOPIC 1: Pulmonary Cases for Review – Part I.
Upon the completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Develop a differential diagnosis and approach to a patient with a non-resolving infiltrate.
- Assess the causes and determine the evaluation of solitary lung nodule.
- Evaluate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and employ current management using the ATS/ERS Guidelines.
TOPIC 2: Pulmonary Cases for Review – Part II.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Identify and properly evaluate sleep apnea and excessive daytime sleepiness.
- Specify the various causes of hemoptysis and develop an appropriate plan for management.
- Apply the evidence-based recommendations of pulmonary embolism including thrombolysis or appropriate referral for vena caval filters.
TOPIC 3: Update on the Management of COPD and Asthma in the Hospitalized Patient.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
- Perform initial management and stabilization of the patient with asthma or COPD exacerbation and distinguish between the strategies for each condition.
- Develop an evidence-based strategy for the management of COPD based on the GOLD criteria.
- Prescribe an effective therapeutic strategy for asthma, taking into account recent studies on the safety and effectiveness of various agents.
- Detect conditions that may mimic asthma or COPD in the clinical setting.